arternoon

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arternoon (plural arternoons)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of afternoon.
    • 1863, James Fenimore Cooper, The Crater[1]:
      This oversight of the arternoon has made me somewhat conscientious, if I can be conscientious, and my sight and hearing are now both wide awake.
    • 1883, George Bernard Shaw, An Unsocial Socialist[2]:
      "Good arternoon, sir," said a man who, with a short whip in his hand, trudged beside the white horse that towed the barge.
    • 1909, Louise Forsslund, Old Lady Number 31[3]:
      But, Blossy, yew better give me a chance ter talk to him this arternoon, an' mebbe I'll speak a good word fer yer."